Six Reasons to Switch to Enclosure-Less I/O
New automation technology advances and investments in industrial control systems for equipment, machinery and infrastructure led first to distributed I/O, and now, to enclosure-less I/O. While quick disconnect connectors and enclosure-less I/O systems have been available for years, new industrial designs often still use enclosure-based strategies for I/O. These older, centralized enclosures come at a high price. This paper explores the impacts connectivity and cabling have had on streamlining equipment, and the tradeoffs between enclosure-based systems and enclosure-less based I/O systems.